SUDAN, UGANDA SIGN DI­RECT FLIGHTS DEAL

Business Daily (Kenya) - - SHIPPING & LOGISTICS -

Su­danese car­rier Tarco Air is to start di­rect lights be­tween Khar­toum and Uganda’s En­tebbe In­ter­na­tional Air­port as the two coun­tries move to cap­i­talise on warm­ing re­la­tions and boost trade.

A com­mu­nique is­sued on Mon­day af­ter talks be­tween Uganda’s Pres­i­dent Yow­eri Mu­sev­eni and Sudan’s Pres­i­dent Omar Has­san Ah­mad al-bashir who was vis­it­ing the East African coun­try, said the di­rect lights would “pro­mote trade, tourism and in­vest­ment” be­tween both coun­tries. Tarco Air is a pri­vate Su­danese do­mes­tic car­rier es­tab­lished in 2009.

Both lead­ers also dis­cussed the need to ex­ploit com­mer­cial op­por­tu­ni­ties spurred by the United States’ lift­ing of eco­nomic sanc­tions on Sudan. The US lifted long-stand­ing sanc­tions against Sudan last month, say­ing it had made progress ight­ing ter­ror­ism and eas­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian dis­tress.

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